How does SPSPORTAL provision without a folder?

After seeing the templateID detail (http://blogs.msdn.com/dwinter/archive/2006/07/07/659613.aspx) varkalav wanted to know since there is no SPSPORTAL folder in the 12\TEMPLATE\SiteTemplates folder, how does it map…   Here is my response:Just follow the path that the product does.  When we load, we deserialize all of the information in the webtemp*.xml files.  This truely is the starting point for…

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Changing the CreateSite page

After seeing the templateID detail (http://blogs.msdn.com/dwinter/archive/2006/07/07/659613.aspx) ChrisF wanted to know if there was an ID associated with the Custom Tab that shows up on the Create New Page.  He was trying to make that tab the default tab that shows up.  Here is my response:If you look at …\12\TEMPLATE\ADMIN\createsite.aspx, you’ll see that dialog is simply represented by:   …

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Updated templateID Info for SharePoint 2007

v3 has some different template info, and as I’m sure more and more folks will be looking at customization in SharePoint 2007, I thought I’d lay out what the Microsoft templates are so that you don’t end up creating any custom ones using our templateIDs.Here’s the list:  ID – FOLDER (extra info)  –  Configurations    0 -…

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Updated statement from Microsoft on custom site definitions

http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?id=898631 Here’s the meat, I have highlighted the key points: Supported scenarios When you work with custom site definitions or custom area definitions, the following scenarios are supported: • To create a custom site definition or a custom area definition, you copy an existing site definition or an existing area definition, and then you rename…

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Fun with TemplateIDs in SharePoint

Today I’m taking a slight break from direct coding examples to introduce a simple topic which will be useful later when I write about customizations in SharePoint.  Don’t fret though, I’ll be writing about Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal next week for those of you just reading this for code. In SharePoint, both lists and sites have the capability…

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List deleted error

Ran into an error where when you browse a custom list for the first time after an iisreset the list would show an error message noting that it has been deleted such as The list or view of a list that is referenced here no longer exists..  If you simply refresh the page the list…

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